Pumpkin Contest! – Vote for your Favorite Halloween Pumpkin!

The talented employees of Carpet Express have created Halloween pumpkins for Halloween 2017. You can comment below on this blog or go to our Facebook page and vote in the picture comment section for which pumpkin you think is the best!

Click here to see the Pumpkin Contest album on Facebook.

Here are the pumpkins:

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Caress Carpet by Shaw Floors

Softness You Will Love

The inspiration behind the Caress carpet collection by Shaw Floors is from the softest natural fibers found around the world. The company wants people to choose a carpet style that tells their own story. The Caress carpet collection from Shaw features the company’s most innovative colors. The Mediterranean, the Amalfi Coast, and the Western Painted Desert are what inspired the colors for the collection. These beautiful destinations helped Shaw’s designers create a rich variety of color shades and hues. Shaw created 50 timeless colors, which feature neutrals, blues, greens, grays, and browns. The collection is truly striking to the eye, and it would look beautiful in any home.

Shaw’s Inspiration for The Softest Carpet Collection

In addition, the Caress collection feature’s the company softest fiber. The carpets in this carpet line use Shaw’s premier Anso nylon fiber. Also, the carpets have the R2X Stain, Soil, and Odor resistance system so cleaning and regular maintenance are easier. Anso nylon carpets are backed with a lifetime stain and soil warranty, and they are backed with a lifetime pet warranty promise.

The Caress carpet collection from Shaw is available in solids and patterns. There are many styles and color choices to choose from, so have fun designing with the softest carpet collection by Shaw.

Click here to see our collection of Caress carpet from Shaw.

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COREtec Rigid Core Vs. COREtec WPC

COREtec RCB (Rigid Core Board) and COREtec WPC (Waterproof Composite Core) from US Floors are great products with many similarities, but they both differ in terms of applications. The Rigid Core Board and Waterproof Composite Core flooring are both 100% waterproof and structurally stable. Both COREte products have a wide variety of stylish decors and textures. The Rigid Core Board and Waterproof Composite Core flooring from US Floors are easy to install. In addition, these products do not require acclimation. However, the products do differ in terms of applications. They each suit a specific type of installation.

Commercial or Residential Application?

The COREtec Pro Plus from US Floors is a high-density rigid core flooring. This product was developed to withstand high impact and resist indentation. The high mineral content and dense core are what make this product able to withstand such conditions. COREtec Pro Plus works well in a mudroom or basement. However, this product works better in commercial settings such as boutiques, retail shops, offices, and more. This product with the rigid core board is really made for locations with high traffic loads.

Although COREtec Plus, which is a WPC (Waterproof Composite Core) flooring, is used in some moderate commercial environments, it is really suited for residential use. When US Floors manufactures COREtec Plus, they add a foaming agent to the flooring that creates tiny air pockets throughout the planks. These tiny air pockets improve sound quality, insulation, and cushion underfoot. This WPC core is combined with a thick luxury vinyl top layer and a cork underlayment, which creates a comfortable floor for any home.

Flooring for Every Installation Type

Overall, both COREtec with Rigid Core Board and Waterproof Composite Core offer features and benefits to a large variety of installation options. Customer preference, fashion, design, and installation budget are the main determining factors when purchasing this product for your application.

Click here to see our collection of COREtec flooring.

 

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Armstrong Flooring Featured at The Starnet Design Awards

Armstrong Flooring Featured in 54 of the 134 Entries at The Starnet Design Awards

Recently, Armstrong Flooring commercial products were featured in entries for the 19th Annual Starnet Design Awards with eight of those designs winning. The competition took place in Carlsbad, California on April 28, 2017.

Armstrong Flooring logo

The Starnet Design Awards showcase the relationships between Starnet member organizations and the A&D community. The awards recognize creativity, professionalism, quality, and versatility with commercial flooring design and installation. Healthcare, corporate, education, hospitality, unique installation, environmental achievement, people’s choice, and excellence in imagination are just some of the award categories. Of course, there is also an overall grand prize winner.

Armstrong Flooring was part of 54 of the 134 entries for 2017, which is twice as much as last year’s 26 participating entries. Eight of the entries featuring Armstrong Flooring won.

Click here to see our collection of Armstrong Luxury Vinyl Tile.

Click here to see our collection of Armstrong Vinyl Composition Tile.

Also, click here to see our collection of Armstrong Sheet Vinyl Flooring.

Here are a few images of the winning entries:

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Mohawk Creates Finish Line for Ironman 70.3 World Championship

Mohawk Carpet is the Finish Line for More than 4,500 Athletes

This past weekend, Mohawk Carpet was one of the sponsors for the Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The company helped support some of the world’s most elite athletes, and there were more than 4,500 athletes at the event. The athletes ranged from 18 to 89 years old and they were from different countries, regions, and territories from around the world.

The carpet used for the red carpet of the transition areas between events and the finish line was Spectrum V30 from Mohawk Group’s commercial broadloom carpet. The color used is called Blaze Red. Spectrum V30 features the Durkan Synthesis Ripple PDI. The Synthesis allows customers to combine textures and patterns to create unique layering effects. The layering effect adds depth and richness to the designs of the carpets. Mohawk Group had the Ironman 70.3 logo custom made on the carpet along with Mohawk’s company logo.

Click here to see our collection of Mohawk Carpet.

The athletes pushed themselves to their limits, and it was an amazing event. Congratulations to everyone who competed at the Ironman 70.3 World Championship.

Here are some images from the last day of the event, Sunday, September 10, 2017.

 

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Milliken Introduces New Drayton Rug Collection

Milliken has many area rug collections to choose from, and the new Drayton Collection is inspired by the Drayton Mills in South Carolina. Drayton Mills is a Milliken textile plant that has an influential legacy and exciting future for the company. The local and historical influence in the designs makes each rug unique and draws attention. The distressed design layer on each rug adds more to the timeless classic look of each rug. Each rug in the Drayton collection from Milliken will look well in any home. Below are the new patterns in the Drayton Collection.

Timeless Classics from Milliken for Any Home

Here are some of the features of the rugs in this collection from Milliken:

–Five coloration options, unique to each respective pattern
–Five sizes, including a large 10.9 foot by 13.2 foot size to address current trends
–Stainmaster Tactesse BCF Nylon 6,6 for performance-driven construction
–Lotus FMTM Fiber Shield with Teflon Protectant for stain repel and resist, and soil release to meet the demands of today’s busy homes

 

Click here to see our collection of Milliken area rugs.

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Shaw Industries Receives St. Jude 2017 Proprietary Campaign of the Year Award

St. Jude and Shaw Carpet

Shaw Pad

Shaw Industries recently received the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 2017 Proprietary Campaign of the Year award. The award from St. Jude recognizes a corporate partner who has implemented a successful proprietary campaign in addition to their primary means of support for the hospital. Shaw’s efforts around the cushion padding and carpet collections are some of the proprietary campaigns that inspired the hospital’s selection for the award.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital focuses on its mission: finding cures and saving children. Most of the funding for St. Jude comes from individual contributions, so St. Jude has the freedom to focus on what matters most – saving children.

The Beginning of The Sponsorship

In 2012, Shaw Carpet started as a single sponsorship of the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway, which has grown into a multi-channel partnership that reaches virtually every aspect of Shaw’s business. Here are some of the elements that Shaw’s partnership with St. Jude consists of:

  • Carpet padding from Shaw Industries that began with two styles and now has seven styles that benefit St. Jude.
  • Shaw is a gold level sponsor of the St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend where Shaw associates come together to fund-raise and run.
  • Shaw Carpet is a silver level sponsor of the St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer where Shaw retailers and associates across the country participate in the 62-city run/walk and fund-raise.

Shaw has donated over $6.4 million to St. Jude. The 2017 Proprietary Campaign of the Year Award is an embodiment of Shaw’s commitment to servant leadership and its corporate vision of creating a better future for customers and the communities it serves.

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Shaw and St. Jude

 

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4 Tips for Selecting Pet-Friendly Carpet

Pet-Friendly Carpet for Pet-Friendly Homes

Pet Friendly Carpet

#1  – Purchase a carpet that is easy to care for and clean. Look for fibers that clean easily such as Anso Nylon, Stainmaster Pet Protect Nylon, and Smartstrand.

#2 – Stain resistance is a must have since pet accidents are inevitable, especially with puppies and kittens.

#3 – Unfortunately, pet odors are part of having a pet. The pet-friendly carpets from Shaw Carpet, Mohawk Carpet, Dixie Home, Tuftex Carpet, and Carpet Express’ Showcase Collection have pet odor elimination properties.

#4 – Pet foot traffic tests a carpet’s durability. Be sure to pick a carpet that will maintain its texture retention and appearance.

Do not be afraid to have carpet and pets in the same home. There are many wonderful carpets now made for homes with pets in mind. Shaw, Mohawk, Tuftex, Dixie Home, and Carpet Express’ Showcase Collection have some beautiful pet-friendly carpet options.

Click here to see all of the pet-friendly carpet options.

Click here to see Carpet Express’ Showcase Collection carpet options.

Click here to see the carpets from Shaw carpet.

Click here to see the carpets from Mohawk Carpet.

Click here to see the carpets from Tuftex Carpet.

Click here to see the carpets from Dixie Home.

Pet Friendly Carpet room scene

 

 

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Apex SDP Fiber from Pentz Commercial

Engineered Floors Creates New Fiber for Pentz

Pentz Commercial from Engineered Floors has a new polyester fiber called Advanced Polyester Extrusion also known as Apex SDP. This new fiber is designed specifically for commercial applications.

Pentz logo

All of the Apex SDP carpets feature lifetime warranties on stain removal, static, and colorfastness to light and contaminants. The products also have the Nexus modular backing system. In addition, the warranties on these products include tuft bind, delamination, edge ravel, zippering, and dimensional stability. Pentz Commercial has many great broadloom carpets and carpet tiles.

Click here to see our collection of Pentz Commercial products.

Click here to see our collection of Pentz Apex SDP products.

Apex SDP Carpet Gallery

 

 

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Shaw Tru Accents Collection

Shaw Tru Accents – Modern, Playful, and Bold

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Recently, Shaw released a new carpet collection called Tru Accents. The new collection features carpets that are non-solid only. The carpets have modern designs and colors mixed together. Some of the carpets feature patterns while others are just mixes of different colors. The colors range from neutrals, blues, greens, reds, and greys. All of the carpets in the Tru Accents collection are made to compliment any hard surface flooring such as hardwood, laminate, or luxury vinyl tile. The carpets blend well with the hard surface flooring. Since the carpets do so well with any hard surface flooring, you could install one carpet design in the living room, hardwood in the hallway, and totally different carpet in the bedrooms.

Tru Accents brings back heirloom patterns along with colors that work well with any design scheme. The carpets in the collection are made of Anso Nylon and Cleartouch Polyester fibers. Each carpet in the collection is durable, stylish, and high performing. In addition, if you do not want to do a full room with the carpets then you can always create a beautiful area rug out of any of the carpets.

Click here to see our collection of Shaw carpet.

Shaw Tru Accents carpet

Popular Anso Nylon Carpets in the collection:

Effervescent

effervescent

Blending Upward

Blending Upward

Mix in Duo

Mix In Duo

Essence

Essence

Pure Envy

Pure Envy

Popular ClearTouch Platinum Polyester Carpets in the collection:

Work The Color

Work The Color

Frosting

Frosting

Hypnotic

Hypnotic

Highlighter

Highlighter

Wild Extract

Wild Extract

 

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